The Brazilian defender of Barcelona, Daniel Alves was placed into the FIFPro World XI for the 3rd consecutive year. It was a sign of the superb seasons he has been enjoying in Barcelona but despite the success he has reached in the Catalan club, Alves revealed that he does not plan on finishing his football career in Barcelona.
"I am not considering retiring at Barcelona because I want to end my career where I started it: at Bahia," the Brazil international told Sport.
"It would be hypocrite to suggest that I might retire at Barca, because that's not really an option. Bahia is where I first got my big break. I want to keep on playing here for many more years, but I will not retire at Barcelona."
Daniel Alves has established himself as a regular starter for Barcelona with his capabilities not only on the back of the team but going all out in the attack as he makes constant runs upfront delivering crosses to the forwards of the squad.
C.Ronaldo received the 2013 Ballon d’Or silverware on what was a very tightly contested competition as the Portuguese player barely edged out Lionel Messi on the results of the votes. Daniel Alves did say however that his opinion about who should have it is different.
“We know winning and losing. Today is Cristiano’s and we congratulate him. We must not seek excuses, though my personal opinion is different. I’m sure Messi will win again, he is happy because he is doing what he loves most.”
Lionel Messi had won the Ballon d’Or silverware for 4 consecutive but this past season was clearly not his best as he suffered from injuries that allowed C.Ronaldo to step it up and snatch the trophy away from the Argentine superstar.